Monday, February 23, 2009

Once again, Ships together.

Two ships alongside again. This time, its the Ticonderoga VLS Cruiser and the Adelaide Class Frigate.

Wish i could put more ships into one shot, but i am already squeezing it as i dun have bigger diorama for the sea and the sky to make it look awesome. Anyone care to spare a bigger sea floor and larger sky scenery?

Let me noe. Here is the pic of two awesome ship in a squeeze shot.

The Cruiser and the Frigate

Monday, February 16, 2009

Flight Deck

The UH-90 on the Frigate
The Flight Deck with an Australian SH-60 Seahawk Helo

Alongside the DSS Lake is the HMAS Sydney with its complement of the SH-60 Seahawk Helo.

I still miss my old W50. Its macro is so clear compare to my w150. Ugh. W150 takes better overall pics but the macro is real shit. Oh well :p

Monday, February 09, 2009

The Phalanx CIWS

Not too long ago, i was watching Battle 360 on the History Channel. It was reviewing a Naval Battle involving the Japanese Naval Fleet and the US Pacific Fleet which had the USS HOrnet and USS Enterprise.

The programme illustrated the Japanese Coordinated attack of few hundred bomber and fighter planes against the US Naval Fleet.

It got my mind thinking that sincne WW2, the fleets of the world have been decreasing as each ship cost more than it used to be. This is also due to the higher technology each ship possessed.

Last Time, u see ships ladened with macine guns and cannons and their deck cannons. The Common warship had gun power all over its deck.

Now you dun see much guns on each ship as they were before. So what makes the Modern Day Warship for superior in technology if the same fleet or even less ship took on 350 Mitsubishi Zero Fighters?

I can safely say that with regards to the Destroyers and Cruisers of the US Fleet that are armed with the Aegis System, they can lock on multiple targets and exert their Anti-Air SM-2MR Missiles which will be very deadly to at least a big stream of fighters before they even got to visual range. The Ticonderoga Cruiser can armed itself with 122 of such missiles.

Assuming there is a kill rate of 90%. It takes out at least 1/3 of the entire air fleet.

Not forgeting that once the planes are in visual range, they will face the Phalanx CIWS which has around 9km range attack and contains a 20 mm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun autocannon.
Only problem with the CIWS is it does not possess the Identification of Friend or Foe feature (IFF), which has caused a number of Blue on Blue incidents.

The CIWS Phalanx
Phalanx CIWS on the DSS Lake, a Ticonderoga VLS Class Cruiser

Monday, February 02, 2009

DSS Lake Again

Back of the DSS Lake

Its the DSS Lake, A Ticonderoga VLS Cruiser from the DSHCC, or Dashland Armed Forces. This is a closeup on its namesake on the back of the ship. It is also the same location where the quad-pod Harpoon II laucher is. Of which i will be upgraded to Harpoon 3 real soon.

Im still marvelling at the wonders of the W-50 macro. With a lil creativity, we can make great pictures wif the digicam. Problem is.. it will be far harder with the W150 with a min macro distance of 10cm, which is bad. Thus i will need to use a manifying glass to create the macro focus effect manually.